Blogging has been so good for me. I have enjoyed sharing my journey and I have met so many new and great friends because of it. The journey has been amazing. I have learned so much about myself.
It is hard enough when you don't know what the future holds...but it's worse when you THINK your life will go in one direction and lo and behold it goes in a completely opposite direction. I know with me, it BUMS me out that I only have one shot at this life. Once the clock strikes midnight every night...it is just an abrupt reminder that the previous day's events are in the books. PERIOD. There is no turning back and there is no changing the past. Every day you live you steer your life a little closer to the end. If you turn your little boat's rudder just a tad in the wrong direction every day by the time you cross the finish line, well, you will probably be NO WHERE you want to be.
Sorry that was a bit deep...but my mind has been on deep thoughts lately. Take it or leave it.
Today is the start of my 26th week. I am less than 14 weeks away from meeting the little guy. It seems impossible. He is starting to move more and more (thank goodness). I have my doctor's appointment tomorrow and it also happens to be my glucose screening test. Yuck. It is at 9 am. I don't anticipate failing it. I am anxious to see how I am measuring and I wish to goodness I could have another ultrasound to see him! Here is my latest picture in the same maternity top in the SAME bathroom at work. (again, I do it on purpose...)
Mom bought us the crib mattress and changing table pad/mattress yesterday. I hope to put it all together tonight (or at least start on it). We still have to move everything out of the office/nursery/junk room so we can make room to paint and organize. I need to show before and after pictures.
Anyway, here is what is happening with the little guy this week. This is from www.fitpregnancy.com:
Your baby weighs about 1 1/2 pounds and has undergone a growth spurt in the past few weeks. From weeks twenty to twenty-eight, she almost doubles in height and now would be about a foot tall if she could stand. This week marks a major milestone in your baby's hearing and sight. Your baby's hearing system (cochlea and peripheral sensory end organs), which began fine development during week eighteen, is now completely formed, and over the next few weeks, she'll become increasingly sensitive to sound. In about a month, you'll feel her jump if she hears a sudden loud noise. Sound passes easily into your uterus, which helps her ears develop. Her eyes are almost fully formed. Did you know that all babies have blue eyes in the womb, no matter what their genetic inheritance is? A baby's eyes don't get their final color until a few months after they are born. The air sacs of the lungs, called alveoli, will be developed by the end of this week and will begin to secrete a substance called surfactant that keeps the lung tissue from sticking together.